The Elections of 1824 and 1828


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  • The Elections of 1824 and 1828
  • ANDREW JACKSON Tennessee
  • Henry Clay Connecticut
  • ....?
  • John Quincy Adams Massachusetts
  • The Corrupt Bargain
  • I can help you win the presidency IF AND ONLY IF you make me secretary.
  • Deal. But we have to make sure that we cover our track. Otherwise, people will see this as ¨unethical¨.
  • The House of Representatives
  • I promise that if you vote for John Quincy Adams for presidency, then I'll appoint you to a government position. However, this deal can only be carried out if Adams win, so secretly spread the word to other Representatives
  • Hmm. That seems a little unfair and cheap. However, I really want the government job, so I'll spread the word.
  • All the candidates running for presidency were known as ¨favorite sons¨, who mainly gained its support from its home state rather than the national party. This was important, because the candidates didn´t have support outside of their states. This lead a tie in presidency, which forced the House of Representatives to vote.
  • Mudslinging
  • Filthy Republicans! All you care about is helping the rich and the upper class! I represent the poor and the majority of Americans! Also your hair looks awful!
  • Henry Clay made a deal with John Quincy Adams; their deal was known as a ¨corrupt bargain¨. Henry Clay offered to help use his power to influence the House of Representative to vote for John Quincy Adams, if he made Henry the Secretary of State once sworn in. This event was significant because it shrouded Adam´s presidency. Congress rejected many of his proposals, because his presidency was viewed as cheated and cheap.
  • John C Calhoun
  • John C Calhoun
  • The Constitution states that if none of the candidates have more than half of the electoral votes, then the House of Representatives had to vote for the president. Also, there´s no law that prohibited a member of Congress to run for presidency. This was a bad system, because it allowed corruption and bribery to influence the election; the Corrupt Bargain is an example of this. However, Congress later created a law that one cannot be in Congress and run for presidency.
  • Andrew Jackson is elected
  • Sharecroppers are allowed to vote!
  • This is a new era for the U.S During this period of time, I will create more opportunities for the common men!
  • During the Election of 1828, the parties introduced a new system of questioning. This included mudslinging, or when candidates question personal ethics, behavior, and personality of opposing candidates. This was significant because it was known as the ¨First Modern Campaign¨. The basis of mudslinging is still used in today´s presidential debates.
  • This is not the time to discuss of style! We are to be debating on our ideas and political views! How immature of you to think otherwise; a president should be wise! And for your information, my hair is perfectly fine!
  • John C Calhoun switched parties from the nationalist republicans to the democrats in 1828. He ran for vice presidency under Jackson´s presidency. Since Calhoun was originally a War Hawk which consisted of northerners and southerners, Jackson gained support from Northern and Southern colonies. Also, with the loss of a valuable member, the Nationalist Republicans were stabilized and weakened.
  • Former Republican, now a Democrat
  • The Elections of 1824 and 1828 were important because they revealed holes in the Constitution´s system of presidential election, incorporated ¨Mudslinging¨ in the presidential debates, gave Andrew Jackson more support from the party switching of John C Calhoun, and eventually leading up to Jackson´s presidential election. He represented the common and poor citizens of the U.S; he gave more opportunities to them for to be involved in the government.
  • We must expand West! We must add to our growing nation!
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